Around 32 people (28 boys) were killed when a Junkers 88 dropped bombs on Petworth Boys School on 29 September 1942. Why was Petworth Boys School bombed in 1942? Did the Nazis target a supposed top-secret meeting at Petworth House, was it a planned attack to undermine civilian morale or was it an unintended wartime incident?
Try out this sad but true case study which uses archive material from the time including eyewitness interviews. It is available to download from the brilliant website: Wartime West Sussex 1939-45, created by the local archive team at Worthing library.